I completed a phone screen that sounded somewhere between front-end web developer and "code monkey"; core competencies listed include HTML, CSS, jQuery, and some responsive design. (Note to those not particularly connected to web development: these are pretty much technologies expected of almost anyone doing that kind of work. "Our shop's preferred specialties" technologies tend to be more like you can see showcased at TodoMVC.com)
This may just be a sign the role was junior, but two subsequent paragraphs of the job description were:
RESPONSIBILITIES: Accountable for developing software code and associated life cycle deliverables for PC and Mainframe applications. Interprets process, data modules, and business requirements into software code. Analyzes, designs, develops, implements and maintains moderate to complex computer programs and subsystems. Performs all of the steps required to design, test, and code such programs. Develops procedures and operating instructions, and successfully moves programs into production. Provides production support through problems analysis and resolution to correct deficiencies. Performs assignments under direct supervision.
COMPETENCIES: Analyze problem or new request; design problem or new request resolution; familiar with SDLC methodologies; develop program specifications; design testing requirements; code modules according to specifications and client standards; prepare test plan and test modules; develop program and system documentation; conduct program and system implementation; maintain application production environment; respond and resolve production problems; and respond and resolve user inquiries.
I have difficulty reading much more in this beyond "the decision was made to copy and paste boilerplate copy."
Is there anything more to take besides this being a junior position and they don't have enough invested in it to consider it particularly important to write a useful job description?